- 22-Oct-2013 to 24-Oct-2013 (CST)
- Municipal Court
- Pearland, TX, USA
- Full Time
The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependants.
Job Summary: Performs a variety of clerical duties related to the procedures, laws, and record keeping tasks required of a Municipal Court Record.
Regular and timely attendance at work.
Performs computer data entry of all citations and other Class "C" misdemeanor charges filed in Municipal Court. Maintains and updates all records on computer and case folder.
Manage payment schedule for defendants who have been granted time payments.
Prepares docket or calendar of cases to be called.
Examines legal documents submitted to court for adherence to law or court procedures, prepares case folders, and posts, files, or routes documents.
Explains procedures or forms to parties in case.
Secures information for judges, and contacts witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court, and instructs parties when to appear in court.
Process and distribute jury summons.
Records case disposition, court orders, and arrangement for payment of court fees.
Collects court fees or fines and records amounts collected.
Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses:
High school diploma or equivalent, required.
Three (3) years experience in general clerical and detail related work, including computer data entry, legal work, or any combination of experience or training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License, required.
TMCEC – Texas Municipal Court Clerk Certification preferred; may be obtained within two (2) years of hire date.
SETCIC Training preferred; may be obtained during first (1st) year of hire date.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read and comprehend affidavits, citations, court dockets, correspondence, criminal and traffic records, case folders, simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to perform mathematical calculations to balance cash drawer and compute fines, bonds, and warrant fees.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Ability to operate a PC, 10 key calculator, copy machine, label maker, fax machine, telephone, and lap top computer.
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Ability to read and understand affidavits, citations, court dockets, correspondence, reports, and other court documents.
Ability to perform detailed computerized clerical and accounting work involving independent judgment and requiring speed and accuracy.
Ability to deal with confidential subject matter in a professional manner.
Ability to deal tactfully with difficult people and situations.
Ability to present a positive image of the City at all times.
Ability to write correspondence, reports, and other court documents.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to fulfill requests or otherwise provide services, accurate information or assistance in a courteous and timely manner without complaining.
Ability to listen and demonstrate competence and interest to the general public, citizens, and co-workers.
Considerable knowledge of state laws and regulations governing the legal process related to the Court.
Knowledge of modern office methods, procedures, and equipment, including the use of computers, telephone, postage machine, typewriter, and calculator.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel, grasp and manipulate various implements including court seal, docket stamp, hole punch and stapler; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear oral communications in person and by telephone. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch and squat while performing various filing tasks. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
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